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Family Ryokan Kawakyu

4-10-12,Oomure,Ibusuki-shi, Ibusuki, Ibusuki, Japan 891-0401

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Features of Family Ryokan Kawakyu

Hotel Facilities

  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities

Sports and Recreation

  • hot spring bath
  • hot tub
  • spa


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

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Ryokan description
Conveniently located in Ibusuki, Family Ryokan Kawakyu is a great base from which to explore this vi...see more Conveniently located in Ibusuki, Family Ryokan Kawakyu is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Family Ryokan Kawakyu is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, meeting facilities, laundry service can be enjoyed at the hotel.

The hotel features 9 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, balcony/terrace. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the hot tub, hot spring bath, spa. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Family Ryokan Kawakyu the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Ibusuki.
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Naraporn W. Solo travelers
Thailand, February 08, 2016
Warmth & Feel at home

Friendliness, Comfortable, Cleanliness
Hide San, the owner and his friend, Madonna Suga, are very good host. We promised with them that we will go back to visit them at Ibusuki again for sure because of their hospitality and warm welcome. Kawakyu is a small local ryokan that you can touch in the Japapnese traditional. Location is not near JR station but you can take bus from JR station around 5-10 minutes. Sometime you can request Hide San to pick up from JR station, he is very kind person. He also drove us around Ibusuki to see a lot attraction places which are awsome. This time we did not try on meals but we will try for sure next time for Japanese traditional meals at the Ryokan. Highly recommend to stay here for your vacation, you will love everything here as we do. See you Hide San & Madonna Suka
cho C. Solo travelers
Singapore, December 01, 2015
Great homely stay

Hospitable and attentive staff; delicious meals, clean and spacious room
It was a most memorable and great stay at Ryokan Kawakyu! The owner Mr Hideaki Oyama is a fantastic host who makes sure that all his guests are well taken care of right from the start when he picks you up from the train station.He is very dedicated to his profession and ensures that all his guests needs are met.He'll also make recommendations to places of interests and even helps to check up the ways and means of getting to those places. He even introduced a local eatery when I got to eat the best chawanmushi and satsumaage!!I'll definitely recommend this place for those who are visiting Ibusuki!
Johann P. Solo travelers
Germany, November 16, 2015
Warming stay in most unique onsen city

Staff Comfortable Quiet
The train station is a 10 minute walk away but the hotel is perfectly located for a unique onsen experience, but still is in a nicly quiet spot of the town. The staff takes all time helping with questions and requests and the overall Ryokan experience was really good.
SHENG O. Couples
Singapore, October 10, 2015
1 Night Stay at Ryokan Kawakyu

Meals and the very friendly staff.
Gavin C. Groups
Hong Kong, August 10, 2015
Friendly service

Value for money and a good experience in home-stay Japan
Ricky A. Groups
Hong Kong, July 14, 2015
Overall ok, but a bit distant

Staff, Room comfort
Tan J. Groups
Singapore, March 24, 2015
Excellent stay at Ryokan Kawakyu

- Clean and comfortable room
JOUNGWOON Y. Solo travelers
South Korea, February 23, 2015
Beat hotel for the price in ibuski

Price, kindness, location
The owner of the Ryokan is very friendly and good english speaker! He introduced some sight seeing, tourist spots and restaurants that were very satisfying! Onsen in the Ryokan has two type- one is for 1 person, the other is for 2-3 people! Onsen is not the fancy one, however, it's clean and traditional japanese type with very hot water. You can enjoy your private onsen(allow to lock the door) with the water which you can adjust temperature! Breakfast was very nice enough to pay the price arleady included! It's away from the train station and port around 10 minutes by foot! It has smoking room for the smoker. If you are not the smoker, please make a reservation non-smoking room!
Dorothee C. Couples
Germany, December 23, 2014
good surprise

rooms owner location
Ryokan located on the edge of a canal, quiet and peaceful. Traditionnal rooms, really clean, the sleaping is prepared during our diner (restaurant outside). Good speed wifi. Onsen side, two private baths interiors available The whole thing is simple and pleasant. Grilled hot fish for breakfast. One of the best on for my occidental taste. The owner is friendly and very helpfull, speak a good english. Good advice. Really not a luxus Ryokan but pretty good choice in this category.
KENG T. Couples
Singapore, December 25, 2014
Highly recommended. Like old friends

Friendly host who makes you feel at home. Clean and cosy environment. Relaxing atmosphere away from the crowd.
Very friendly and helpful host who treated us like old friends who meet after a long time. Glad to meet and have dinner with host Oyama's family at local eatery with authentic Japanese food which were different from the usual fare at big restaurants and fast food joints. The price was reasonable and we had a great evening together. We appreciate his gesture in driving us around Ibusuki during his free time in the afternoon, going to some places that regular tourists do not go. Memorable experience of Japanese hospitality. He recommended us and even drove us to Chiran Peace Museum as he was bringing his three year daughter and family for photo taking in Kagoshima. We also hop by to visit Samurai Houses in Chiran. To top it all, he drove our luggage to our hotel in Kagoshima so that we did not have to drag them around in Chiran. Although the ryokan is slightly off the central area, it is within walking distance and the warmth and graciousness of the host more than made up for it. Great to know and meet Oyama and his family and staff.

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